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Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires working on 'Special Project'

WSJ managing editor was vague with details, but revealed more will be known soon.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Dow Jones (DJ) Newswires, are working on a "Special Project", according to the paper's managing editor Robert Thomson.

In a letter to the staff, Thomson said that two of his top editors - Jim Pensiero, a Journal deputy managing editor, and Gabriella Stern, Dow Jones Newswires' senior editor for global news coverage - will be working on the project.

He said Pensiero will be editor-in-chief for the WSJ/DJ Special Project, while Stern will be its managing editor. They will oversee a large staff and tap the combined reporting of the WSJ and DJ Newswires.

Pensiero carries the credit of successfully undertaking such new projects at the Journal, and Stern has around 19 years experience as a reporter and editor for the Newswires and the Journal.

Thomson, however, did not divulge further details, seeking apologies for being vague and saying that details will be known soon.

According to a blog on, the WSJ and DJ will be working on developing a new editorial product for Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.